The first time I read E. L. Doctorow’s wonderful Lives of the Poets: A Novella and Six Stories (1984) was … Continue reading Literary Influences: E. L. Doctorow’s Lives of the Poets by John Goldbach
I didn’t want to write this book. I first heard Milly Zantow’s story in Sauk City, the small Wisconsin town … Continue reading I Didn’t Want to Write This Book by Elise Moser
QWF Writes is featured in WordPress’s Discover blog. WordPress selected their favourite articles from the QWF Writes archive to share with readers. They … Continue reading QWF Writes featured on WordPress Discover
On the wall above my desk in Montreal is a photograph taken in February at the Arctic Circle. The print … Continue reading Finding Perspective: Writing in the Dark at Berton House by Shelagh Plunkett
In 2012, a driver pulled up behind me while I was putting a box in the trunk of my car. … Continue reading Healing, One Story at a Time by Licia Canton
I am bad at saying no. As part of a better-late-in-life-than-never self-improvement exercise, I try to turn down extra work—especially the non-paying variety. Continue reading “Saying Yes by Monique Polak”
In the hospitality room at the Hôtel Gouverneurs in Trois-Rivières, you are greeted by two perky volunteers whose first question … Continue reading Gadfly at the Festival by Peter Richardson
It wasn’t reading the classics that convinced me to become a writer. My gateway drug to the world of letters was zines—cheap, photocopied, self-published magazines filled with their authors’ reflections on the world.
Continue reading From the Underground: A Writer’s Life with Zines by Jeff Miller
The Quebec Writers’ Federation hosted its 17th annual gala on November 18, 2015. Author Adam Leith Gollner opened the ceremony with this remarkable meditation on how a writer seesaws between isolation and community, and on what it means to be a writer, right here, right now.